Batwoman Betrays Batman and Goes Rogue In DC’s Detective Comics

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - February 14, 2018

Batman’s never been one to take a life, and the Dark Knights set his ideals on the members of his Batfamily.

But now, in James Tynion IV’s arc in the DC Universe Rebirth’s Detective Comics, comic book readers see Batwoman going rogue and killing off one of the Caped Crusader’s  allies. Katherine “Kate” Kain has always been a military figure and every now and then her ideals clash with Bruce’s. However, in the latest edition of Detective Comics we see a new rift tearing the two friends apart.

Batwoman kills Clayface in the series, a classic Batman villain. Clayface was originally promised a cure by Batman after the Dark Knight learns that his insanity is actually a by-product of his powers, and for most parts the attempt to fix the villain had been successful. However, the Victim Syndicate came in between the session, driving Clayface to insanity and amplifying his powers to a massive scale.

Batman struggled to find a way to save his former enemy however his efforts proved futile after Batwoman decided to kill Clayface with a weapon she acquired from her father.

Now the Batfamily stands divided. Batman has always enforced the “no-kill” rule on his protégés but while some feel shocked and outraged over Kate’s decision, others sympathize her. Finding herself rejected by the Dark Knight, Batwoman returns to her father. That would have been all fine and dandy, but Jacob Kane is an extremist who believes that shedding blood is the only way of curing Gotham. The former military leader’s launched attacks on Gotham before. Now, he finds an ally in his daughter Kate.

What’s going to happen to the Bat family now? Will the team be divided even further?

Detective Comics #947 is currently available in comic book stores.

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Tiny Diapana is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.
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